Negro cotton pickers rush to gather the present crop before the Southern legislators accept the proposal for a cotton ban. The pickers use both antiquated and modern methods. The pickers gather the picked cotton on the roadside. The farmers supervise as the gathered cotton is wrapped up in bundles and weighed. The cotton is then loaded into trucks for shipment. A young Negro boy eats a fruit seated atop a cotton heap
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with his daughter, Anna, seated beside him, drives his personal hand-controlled 1931 Plymouth PA Phaeton open car into the courtyard of the Pine Mountain Valley elementary school, built as part of WPA project. Teachers and children and their families are gathered to greet him. Several Secret Service agents walk behind the car. Many American flags are displayed and a chorus of children sings the tune, "Happy Days are here again." The President remains seated in his car as a group of women display a homemade quilt that they present as a gift. President Roosevelt speaks to the children (and other gathered) remarking that things looked improved at the school, since his visit the year before, and noting that the Government's efforts were helpful. President Roosevelt makes a few more comments, and then turns to the Lady standing next to the car (possibly the School Principal) and asks: "Will you get in with me?" She does,and they sit a moment as he talks with a man nearby. A secret service agent places the gift quilt in the empty back seat of the car. The children serenade the President again. FDR drives away through the crowd, followed by Secret Agents on foot and in an automobile.
Georgia Tech wins American football match in Atlanta, Georgia. Teams of Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Miami University play American football game. Spectators watch the match and cheer the players. Georgia Tech wins by 14-6.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the chapel at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Cars parked on the road side. President Roosevelt arrives at the new chapel and drives up footpath to the door. Closeup of license plate on the President's 1938 Ford convertible (with hand controls) reads 'Georgia FDR 1938'. Following the dedication service, the President is seen standing supported by door of his car, as he shakes hands with Rt. Rev. Henry J. Mikell, D.D., Bishop of Atlanta. Standing nearby are Rev. J.D.C. Wilson, Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and FDR's neighbor and friend, and former owner of Warm Springs, Georgia Mustian Wilkins, who donated the funds for the chapel. Scene shifts to large group of polio victims, in wheel chairs. Closeup of President Roosevelt. Group of polio victims , in their wheel chairs, posing outside a Foundation building, with McCarthy Cottage and the E.T. Curtis Cottage in background.
Circus clowns learn leaping in Marietta, Georgia. Men jump from raised wooden platform. Three elephants stand in middle. A man jumps from a springboard and leaps over a group of elephants standing shoulder to shoulder, then lands on a pad on the other side. Men show acrobatics while jumping. Spectators watch them.
5 people dead and 20 hurt in head on crash of passenger trains. Wrecked train cars seen after two Central of Georgia passenger trains ran into each other near a swampland curve of Ogeechee, Georgia. The accident killed five crew members due to explosion of boilers and twenty others were hurt. Rail cars and twisted metal seen at the site of the collision. Executive cars seen on their sides, one with a large hole in the rear side. A Central of Georgia crane loads train wreckage into a waiting Central of Georgia open railroad car.